Local Member Chapters

Midwest Member Chapter Established 1915
Chapter territory includes Northwestern Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa


Ted Vrehas
Graycor Industrial Constructors Inc.

Vice Chair
Mike Schwentor
U. S. Steel – Gary Works

Kurt Schmiegel
DLZ Industrial, LLC

Ron Smolen
H.A. Smolen Co.

Upcoming Meetings

Dinner Meeting

Date: 11 April 2023    Location: Avalon Manor, Merrillville, Indiana
Contact: Dave Kuiper +1.219.765.9995   david.kuiper@se.com 

Golf Outing

Date: 12 June 2023    Location: Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterton, Indiana
Contact: Jason Strobel, +1.219.363.7927   jstrobel@integratedmillsystems.com 

Vendor Fair

Date: 12 September 2023    Location: Avalon Manor, Merrillville, Indiana
Contact: Kurt Schmiegel, +1.219.764.4700   kschmiegel@dlz.com 

Chapter Scholarship

The Midwest Member Chapter awards up to fourteen (14) scholarships, totaling up to $42,000 per year.

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Student Chapter Contacts

Find out what Midwest universities are included in AIST’s worldwide network of student chapters.

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Chapter History

Learn about the people and events that contributed to the establishment of AIST’s Midwest Member Chapter.

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Get Involved

Make the choice to invest in your future and the future of steel by actively participating in the Midwest Chapter.

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New Chapter Members

View Members who have joined the Midwest Chapter in the last 30 days.

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